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April 08, 2011

Feeling frustrated

It's been a difficult couple of months. I feel like all I'm doing is going round in circles and I can't see where the gap in the loop is for me to escape. We've been trying to find a house for what feels like forever, and I really just want us to get our own place now, somewhere completely private, where we can put our stamp on and actually make a home ready for married life. Not too much to ask! But perhaps it is us who ask too much of the housing market...we've not got a massive budget but we're after quite a lot - 3 bedrooms, a good sized kitchen (pref kitchen diner) and lounge, reasonable sized garden, garage, parking...it's a lot to ask, especially because we're ideally looking to live in Kenilworth! I think we could easily get more than our minimum requirements in Coventry, but we don't really want to stay in Cov, it's time for a change. Seeing a couple of potentials today though, so perhaps our luck will change! I really hope they're what we're looking for, it's hard work constantly looking, I certainly am glad that we're not having to sell a house as well as look for a new one!

Just for the record, I'm not moaning about this, I realise I'm in a really fortunate position to be able to afford a house at all, but I guess none of us want to settle for simply what we can get, it's always good to try and reach for what we want, pushing ourselfs that little bit further and hopefully being happy with the choice we make.

Of course in an ideal world I'd win the lottery and be able to buy a house like this:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31645130.html

mmm.


March 11, 2011

Never underestimate…

Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598

...how destructive nature can be. As a huge earthquake and Tsunami hit and affect a large proportion of Japan I can only watch in horror as the news reports flood in and the casualties and devastation rage across the country. Only weeks after New Zealand suffered terrible loss and damage it really seems like nature is proving to us just how devastatingly powerful she can be.

It brings all those little niggling things that you hate about your life into perspective. I feel very fortunate to be safe right now.



March 07, 2011

I'm back!!!

Helloooooo!


After a very lengthy absence from blogging (due to password loss and general idiocy) I'm now able to log on and unleash my ramblings upon the blogging world again! Woo!


I find I have nothing interesting to say.


I'll get my coat.


October 20, 2009

Free Food!

Writing about web page http://www.graze.com

Just received my first box from Graze.com, and I can highly recommend them!

You can have your first box for free (and another half price – no commitment after that!) by quoting the code B58G1V7N at the checkout.


October 08, 2009

Discover Maths for Chemists

Writing about web page http://discovermaths.rsc.org

DMFC Website

Discover Maths for Chemists is a brand new website from the Royal Society of Chemistry - a one-stop site designed by chemists for chemists. This new free-to-use site brings together all the best resources to help you combine maths and chemistry.


September 30, 2009

Drive Blur

Drive Blur


September 29, 2009

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle


September 28, 2009

Eton College

Eton College


September 27, 2009

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel


September 26, 2009

Ethereal Plane

Ethereal Plane


September 25, 2009

Lisa

Lisa


September 24, 2009

Westfield Shopping Centre

Westfield Shopping Centre


September 23, 2009

Sam

Sam

Sam did history at Warwick, 2002-2005


September 22, 2009

Sam B&W

Sam B&W


September 21, 2009

Kenilworth Wins

Kenilworth Wins

No Leamington Spa or Coventry on this map!


September 20, 2009

Girl in Park with eeePC

Girl in Park with eeePC


September 19, 2009

Grumpy

Grumpy


September 18, 2009

Harrods

Harrods


September 17, 2009

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum


September 16, 2009

Underground

Underground


September 15, 2009

Getting Married?

Getting Married?


September 14, 2009

HAZCHEM Warning

HAZCHEM Warning


September 13, 2009

Emergency Light

Emergency Light


September 12, 2009

Borough Market

Borough Market


September 11, 2009

Borough Market

Borough Market